Release Notes

This page documents production updates to Cloud Billing. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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November 01, 2021

Prioritized attribution for your resource-based committed use discounts (CUDs) is now Generally Available.

You can now specify how your credits and, where appropriate, the subscription fees from your resource-based committed use discounts are distributed among your Google Cloud projects.

Learn about how you can allocate your commitments.

October 28, 2021

Recommendations for spend-based committed use discounts (CUDs) are now Generally Available.

You can use these recommendations to optimize your project costs by analyzing your spending trends and signing up for committed use discounts. Recommendations are supported for Cloud Billing accounts billed in US Dollars (USD).

Learn about commitment recommendations.

September 17, 2021

Cost breakdown report now supports new filters and report sharing

In the Cloud Billing Console Cost breakdown report, you can now select the costs you want to analyze using the Time range and other report filters, such as projects, services, and SKUs.

For detailed insights behind the results of your cost breakdown report, view the Reports page. The cost breakdown report is linked to the Cloud Billing Reports page; the link uses the same time range and report filters you configure on your cost breakdown report. When you open the Reports page from your cost breakdown report, the report opens displaying the same totals as the cost breakdown report.

Along with the new report filters, the cost breakdown report now supports URL bookmarking and sharing. As you configure your cost breakdown report by setting the time range and other filters, the cost breakdown URL updates to include your selections. You can save your report settings by bookmarking the URL. You can share the cost breakdown report by copying the URL.

For more details about the cost breakdown report and using the new report filters and sharing feature, see the documentation.

September 09, 2021

Cloud Billing Budgets & alerts now support configurable budget time periods, beyond monthly budgets

In the Cloud Billing Console Budgets & alerts settings, you can now specify the time period of your budgets. Using the Time range settings now available to budgets in the Cloud Console, you can configure the budget's time range to a calendar period or a custom date range, allowing you to create budgets to monitor spend for time frames beyond the default calendar month, such as a quarter, a year, or a custom date range that you specify.

With this update, you can create, view, and manage all budgets (monthly and non-monthly) in the Budgets & alerts page in the Cloud Console or by using the Cloud Billing Budget API.

For more information on budgets and alerts, see Create, edit, or delete budgets and budget alerts.

August 27, 2021

The detailed usage cost data export to BigQuery is now generally available (GA).

The detailed export includes all of the data fields from the standard usage cost data export, along with additional fields that provide resource-level cost data. The resource-level cost data available in the detailed export is limited to Compute Engine resources, such as virtual machines or SSDs that generate service usage.

In your BigQuery dataset, the detailed usage cost data is exported to a table named gcp_billing_export_resource_v1_<BILLING_ACCOUNT_ID>.

The following are the newly available fields:

  • resource (Struct) - The fields that describe the structure and value of information relevant to service resources (like a virtual machine or a SSD) that generate service usage.
  • resource.global_name (String) - A globally unique service identifier for the resource that generated relevant usage.
  • resource.name (String) - A service-specific identifier for the resource that generated relevant usage. This can be input generated by the user. Note, the first full day of data with this field is August 11, 2021.

The daily cost detail data export to BigQuery is now the standard usage cost data export.

To understand the differences between the standard and detailed usage cost data exports to BigQuery, see the documentation.

August 23, 2021

Proportional attribution for spend-based committed use discounts is now generally available (GA).

Proportional attribution applies the subscription fees from your committed use discounts to the projects in your Cloud Billing account, directly in proportion to the amount of eligible credit consumed by each project. Any subscription fees that are not attributed to a project are charged at the Cloud Billing account level.

Starting from August 2021, all spend-based commitments you purchase for any of your Cloud Billing accounts use proportional attribution by default. If you purchased spend-based commitments before then, you can request that they be converted from account to proportional attribution.

To understand proportional attribution for your spend-based commitments and how to enable it, see the documentation.

July 01, 2021

(Customers in India only) Starting on July 1, 2021, the first page of your invoice shows a Unified Payment Interface (UPI) QR code. You can pay your invoice by scanning the QR code with any UPI-enabled application.

(Customers in India only) We have updated information about Google's tax compliance in India, for tax deducted at source (TDS). Learn about Google Cloud India TDS certificates.

June 29, 2021

Summary bar now available in the Cost Table report

To provide additional flexibility when analyzing your data in the cost table report, we've added the summary bar as another analysis tool.

When you select a subset of rows in your cost table, a floating summary bar opens and shows you the total gross costs, credits, the percentage of savings, and the total net costs, summarized for the selected rows. The summary bar is available for both the nested and flat table views.

For more information about using the summary bar on the Cost table report, see View and download the cost details of your invoice or statement.

June 08, 2021

Committed use discounts for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) are now Generally Available to purchase for workloads running on GKE Autopilot.

They provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. The spend-based committed use discounts apply to all GKE Autopilot Pod workload CPU, memory, and ephemeral storage usage in the region in which you have committed. This gives you low, predictable costs, without the need to make any manual changes or updates yourself. This flexibility saves you time and helps you to save more by achieving high utilization rates across your commitments.

GKE Autopilot Mode commitments do not apply to the cluster management fee or to GKE Standard mode compute nodes.

See the documentation for more details.

May 13, 2021

Committed use discounts are now available for public preview to purchase for Cloud Run. They provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. The spend-based committed use discounts apply to all aggregated Cloud Run CPU, memory, and request usage in a region, giving you low, predictable costs when your code is running in one of the supported container ecosystems.

Cloud Run commitments do not apply to networking changes.

See the documentation for more details.

May 10, 2021

Cloud Billing Reports now show the target budget amount when you open the report from a budget

In the Cloud Billing Console, Billing Budgets are linked to the Billing Reports page. If you open the Reports page from a Budget, the budget's scopes are used to set the report's filters and the report opens displaying the costs tracked by the budget. Additionally, the budget's target amount appears in the report chart as a red, dashed line, helping you to visualize the budget amount in the report while you are analyzing the specific, budget-related costs. You can open the cost report from the list of budgets, or from a budget's cost trend chart.

For more details about how budgets and cost reports are linked, see Viewing a budget in your report.

April 19, 2021

Budget API now supports configurable budget time periods, beyond monthly budgets

Using the Cloud Billing Budget API to manage your budgets, you can now specify the time period of the budget. Prior to this update, you could only configure a budget to monitor costs incurred during a calendar month. Using the usage_period filter that is available in the Cloud Billing Budget API, you can configure the budget time period to a CalendarPeriod or a CustomPeriod, allowing you to create budgets to monitor time frames beyond the default calendar month, such as a quarter, a year, or a custom date range that you specify.

At this time, budgets configured with a non-monthly time period can only be viewed and managed using the Cloud Billing Budget API. Non-monthly budgets are not yet visible in the Budgets page in the Cloud Console.

For more information on using the Cloud Billing Budget API, see Get started with the Cloud Billing Budget API.

March 31, 2021

Effective April 1, 2021, for customers in India: Due to new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulations, your bank might begin declining automatic card charges for recurring payments for your Google Cloud usage.

To avoid interruptions in service, if your automatic payments are being declined, we recommend that you make a manual payment for your usage.

March 11, 2021

List cost and Unrounded cost columns now available in the Cost Table report

We've added two columns of data to the Cost table report: List cost and Unrounded cost.

  • List cost: The List cost column is available for Cloud Billing accounts associated with a negotiated pricing contract, and represents the monthly cost of your cloud usage calculated using list prices. If your account has negotiated, custom pricing, you can compare List cost amounts to Cost amounts to determine how much you are saving with your negotiated prices.
  • Unrounded cost: The Unrounded cost column contains the calculated cost of the usage to a precision of up to six decimal places. Unrounded costs can be helpful when analyzing your cost details and understanding the source of any discrepancies due to rounding.

For more information on the Cost table report, see View and download the cost details of your invoice or statement.

February 22, 2021

Optimal Recommendations for Compute Engine committed use discounts are now Generally Available. Recommendations provide you opportunities to optimize your compute costs by analyzing your VM spending trends and recommending committed use discount contracts.

Recommendations are presented in two forms:

  • Optimal recommendations are based on overall usage and might cover resources that are not on all the time.
  • Stable usage recommendations cover minimum stable usage over time.

For understanding and purchasing committed use discount recommendations, see the documentation.

February 05, 2021

PayPal now available as a form of payment in many countries

If you have an online, auto-pay Cloud Billing account, you might be able to add PayPal as a form of payment on that account.

To learn if PayPal is available for your Cloud Billing account in your country or region, visit one of these tools:

To learn how to update the form of payment on your online, auto-pay Cloud Billing account, see Add, remove, or update a payment method.

February 01, 2021

Invoices are now simpler, providing only your cost totals. View your cost details in the Cost Table and other reports in the Cloud Console.

Beginning with your January 2021 invoice or statement (available in February 2021), we removed all cost details from your invoice and statement documents, including product-level costs and costs by subaccounts (for Resellers). Invoices and statements will continue to provide header information, such as business mailing address and billing account number, the cost totals for the invoice or statement period, and remittance information.

The cost details of your invoice or statement are available in the Cloud Console, in the downloadable Cost Table report. The Cost Table report reconciles to the invoice totals and includes the product-level costs and costs by subaccounts (for Resellers), along with additional details you might need, such as costs by projects, services, SKU IDs, and labels. You can also analyze your usage costs using the Reports page or create custom reports using your exported Cloud Billing data.

For guidance on using these reports, see:

Cloud Billing Budgets now shows your historic cost trends when you're planning your budget .

In the Cloud Billing Console, the Cloud Billing Budget creation and edit experience has been updated to include a cost trend chart showing your summarized costs by month for the previous 12 months, helping you visualize how your targeted budget amount is tracking with your spend. Your cost trend chart will show different results based on the budget filters you set (for example, filtering on specific projects or services).

You can use the chart to identify previous spending trends and help forecast future needs as you plan your budget. If you need more detailed insights, the chart is linked to the Cloud Billing Reports page; the link uses the same filters you set on your budget to configure your report view.

For more information on the cost trend chart, see Set budgets and budget alerts.

January 28, 2021

Pricing report access updated to allow Billing Account Users to view a version of the report

The Pricing report provides SKU prices for Google's cloud services, including Google Cloud, Google Maps Platform, and Google Workspace. Prior to this update, you could access the report only if you were a Billing Account Administrator or a Billng Account Viewer. Now, Billing Account Users can also access the report.

The data displayed in your report is dependent on your level of access to your Cloud Billing account. For more information, see View and download prices for Google's cloud services.

January 26, 2021

The Cloud Billing Committed Use Discounts (CUD) Analysis report has been updated to include spend-based CUDs, allowing you to easily visualize the effectiveness and financial impact of discounts you have purchased. See the documentation for more details. Learn more about spend-based committed use discounts.

December 17, 2020

Start using the Reports page and Cost Table in the Cloud Console for product-level cost details or subaccounts

Beginning with your January 2021 invoice or statement (available in February 2021), to simplify the format, we are removing all cost details from your invoice and statement documents, including product-level costs and costs by subaccounts (for Resellers). To view all of the cost details on your invoice or statement, in the Cloud Console, access the downloadable Cost Table report. The Cost Table report includes the product-level cost and cost by subaccounts (for Resellers), along with additional details you may need, such as costs by projects, services, SKU IDs, and labels. You can also analyze your usage costs using the Reports page.

For guidance on using these reports, see:

December 16, 2020

Recommendations for Compute Engine committed use discounts are now Generally Available. Recommendations provide you opportunities to optimize your compute costs by analyzing your VM spending trends and recommending committed use discount contracts. For understanding and purchasing committed use discount recommendations, see the documentation.

December 14, 2020

Cloud Billing Reports page now allows you to save your report views.

The Cloud Billing Reports in the Google Cloud Console allows you to view and visualize your Google Cloud spend over time. You can filter and break down your usage by different dimensions, including: time range, projects, products, SKUs, labels, and subaccounts. Prior to this update, if you wanted to save your filter settings, your only options were to bookmark or make a copy of your report's URL. To offer a better user experience, you can now save your custom report views and access your saved views.

For information on the saved views feature, refer to Saving and sharing report views in the Cloud Billing documentation.

November 11, 2020

Cost table report now includes invoice header information and project-level taxes.

The cost table report presents a detailed, tabular view of your monthly costs for a given invoice or statement. The cost table has been updated to include invoice or statement header information that is viewable in the cost table page as well as downloadable to CSV.

Additionally, the cost table report now breaks out your tax costs by each project. Prior to this update, your tax costs were listed at the end of the cost table as a row for each type of tax incurred, aggregated for the whole invoice or statement. To view the details of your tax costs, in the cost table, look for rows with a Cost type: Tax and SKU description: description and percentage of tax (for example, PST/QST/RST (9.975%) or State sales tax (4.71%)).

For information on using the cost table report to view and analyze the details of your invoice or statement, refer to the Cost table reports documentation.

November 09, 2020

October 28, 2020

Updated the schema for the Cloud Billing data tables in the Billing BigQuery usage export to provide more clarity and data to customers. New data fields have been added that detail project number & adjustments or corrections to cost obligations on your billing account.

The following data fields have been added to the Billing BigQuery usage export schema:

  • project.number
  • adjustment_info
  • adjustment_info.id
  • adjustment_info.mode
  • adjustment_info.description
  • adjustment_info.type

This data is new as of October 29, 2020, and will not be available for data export before then. Please update your integrations or automations based on the new schema by performing migrations, if and when necessary. For information on the data these new fields provide, refer to Understanding Cloud Billing data tables in BigQuery.

For examples of how to update your BigQuery queries, views, and dashboards for the data schema changes, see Handling schema changes to BigQuery export data tables.

October 15, 2020

Discount sharing for committed use discounts is now Generally Available. With discount sharing enabled, you can apply your purchased commitments across multiple projects within a single Cloud Billing account. Discount sharing helps you minimize the overhead of managing each of your commitments individually and provides increased flexibility so that you can use the compute options that best suit your needs, while also increasing cost predictability.

October 08, 2020

Cloud Billing budget settings have been updated to support credits by credit type. We have added all possible Cloud Billing credit types to the budget scope, allowing you to set your budget amount to include or exclude specific credits by type, such as promotional credits, committed use discounts, and free tiers. Previously, the credits setting was an optional checkbox when setting the budget amount — the Include credits in cost option — and not the granular options now available in the budget scope. The previous credits checkbox setting could only include either all of the available credits or none of the credits.

For budgets that were set up before the granular credits budget scope feature became available:

  • In the budget amount, if you had enabled the Include credits in cost option, then all credits are included in the cost calculation.
  • In the budget amount, if you had deselected the Include credits in cost option, then none of the credits are included in the cost calculation.

To implement the new credits scope feature in existing budgets, edit the budget's credit settings.

Read more about credits and budget scope options in our documentation.

October 07, 2020

Project-level tax information in BigQuery Export tables: Starting on September 1 2020, your daily cost detail data in BigQuery shows taxes broken down by project, instead of aggregating taxes into a single line item. You don't need to make any changes to access the data.

If you have queries or visualizations that depend on tax data, you might need to update the queries to account for these changes.

Learn about viewing your tax data in BigQuery.

September 28, 2020

Budget alert email notifications: Cloud Billing Budgets functionality has been updated to offer more control over recipients of alert emails. In May 2020, we announced that you can use Monitoring notifications to customize your budget to send alert emails to up to five additional email recipients you specify, in addition to the default email recipients. Now, you can also opt out of the default email settings, choosing not to send budget alert emails to Billing Account Administrators and Billing Account Users on the target Cloud Billing account (that is, every user assigned a billing role of either roles/billing.admin or roles/billing.user). To opt out of the default behavior, in the Cloud Billing budget's Manage notifications settings, deselect Email alerts to billing admins and users. Read more about email notification settings in our documentation.

Committed use discounts (CUDs) are now available to purchase for Cloud VMware Engine. CUDs provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. With spend-based committed use discounts for Cloud VMware Engine, you can earn a deep discount off your cost of use in exchange for committing to continuously use VMware Engine nodes in a particular region for a 1- or 3-year term. See the documentation for more details.

September 23, 2020

We've added .NET and Go client libraries for the Cloud Billing Budget API (Beta).

Learn about using the Cloud Billing Budget client libraries.

September 10, 2020

The Cloud Billing data export to BigQuery daily cost detail data now includes 3 additional fields to describe credits: credits.id, credits.full_name, and credits.type. Including the credit details in the data export to BigQuery is especially useful for creating queries to analyze how credits impact your costs on a more granular level, such as understanding credits grouped by project, or for analyzing the source of multiple credits of the same type that were earned during the same invoice period (such as sustained usage discounts earned as usage increases).

See Understanding the Cloud Billing data tables in BigQuery for more details.

August 12, 2020

Recommendations for Compute Engine committed use discounts are now available in beta. Recommendations provide you opportunities to optimize your compute costs by analyzing your VM spending trends and recommending committed use discount contracts. For understanding and purchasing committed use discount recommendations, see the documentation.

August 07, 2020

You can now view a summary of all your spend-based committed use discounts (CUD) and purchase new commitments in the commitment dashboard. The dashboard lists the type of commitment, region it's located, current active commitments, term length, and the start and end dates for the commitment. See the documentation for more details.

New columns added to Cost Table report: Credit ID and Credit name. Starting with your July 2020 invoice month, the cost table report now includes columns for Credit ID and Credit name. Including credit details in the cost table report is especially useful for understanding project-level credits, or for analyzing the source of multiple credits of the same type, earned during the same invoice period (such as sustained usage discounts earned as usage increases).

When you first load the cost table report, the credit columns are hidden by default. You can use the column selector to customize the columns you view in the report as well as the columns you download to CSV. See the documentation for more details.

August 06, 2020

If you have a negotiated pricing contract associated with your Cloud Billing account, starting with your July 2020 invoice, the Cloud Billing report and the Cost Breakdown report now support displaying your costs calculated using list prices, displaying your negotiated savings as a separate credit. This view helps you see how much money you are saving on your Google Cloud costs because of your negotiated pricing contract.

For information on how to view your list costs and negotiated savings in reports, see the documentation:

July 23, 2020

Export your Cloud Billing account SKU prices to BigQuery. You can now export your pricing information for Google Cloud and Google Maps Platform SKUs to BigQuery. Exporting your pricing data allows you to audit, analyze, and/or join your pricing data with your exported cost data. The pricing export includes list prices, pricing tiers, and, when applicable, any promotional or negotiated pricing. See the documentation for more details.

July 10, 2020

The Cost Table report functionality has been updated to add a Table configuration interface that replaces the previous Group by and Label selectors. Use the new Table configuration dialog to choose a Label key and select your Group by options. Additionally, the available Group by options have been enhanced to include a new Custom grouping option. Use custom grouping to view a nested cost table with your costs grouped by up to three dimensions that you choose, including label values. See the documentation for more details.

June 23, 2020

Committed use discounts (CUDs) are now available to purchase for Cloud SQL. CUDs provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. With spend-based committed use discounts for Cloud SQL, you can earn a deep discount off your cost of use in exchange for committing to continuously use database instances in a particular region for a 1- or 3-year term. See the blog and documentation for more details.

May 29, 2020

Labels column added to the flat table view of the Cloud Billing Cost Table report. The Cost Table report provides a tabular view of your invoice costs. You can quickly filter your costs by available fields, such as project, service, SKU, and labels (among other fields), and you can download the table to CSV for offline analysis. See the documentation for more details.

May 27, 2020

New data property now available for Cloud Billing budget alerts that are configured for programmatic notifications. You set up a Cloud Billing budget to trigger an alert notification based on threshold rules for Actual or Forecasted spend. Programmatic notifications triggered on Forecasted costs are now identified with the forecastThresholdExceeded property in the JSON object. See the documentation for more details.

May 21, 2020

Cloud Billing Budget API: new budget filters for groups of subaccounts and resource labels are now available in the Budget API. See the documentation for more details.

May 18, 2020

Cloud Billing budgets emails: ensure your budget alert emails are seen by the right people using Cloud Monitoring notifications on your Cloud Billing budgets. By default, alert emails are sent to Billing Account Administrators. With the Monitoring notifications feature, you can customize your budget to send alerts to up to five additional email recipients you specify. See the documentation for more details.

New information is now available on your Cloud Billing account Overview page in the Cloud Console, featuring at-a-glance summaries of the top five spending projects and top five spending products over the last 12 months.

To see the updated Billing Account Overview page, go to the Manage billing accounts page in the Cloud Console and sign in, then select the name of the Cloud Billing account you want to view. The Billing Overview page is displayed with the BILLING ACCOUNT OVERVIEW tab selected. You might need to scroll the page to see all the features.

April 23, 2020

For customers with self-serve/online Cloud Billing accounts, you can now find your Cloud Billing documents in the Documents page of the Cloud Billing console. In the Documents page, you can find your monthly invoices or statements, as well as tax documents, if applicable to your account. Before this launch, the Documents page was only available to customers viewing invoiced Cloud Billing accounts, while self-serve/online accounts were limited to finding their Cloud Billing documents in the Transactions page. See the ⁠documentation for more details.

Cost forecasts in Cloud Billing reports has been updated to calculate your forecasted spend up to 12 months in the future. Previously, the calculation forecasted your spend for the next 30 days. Cost forecasts make it easier to see at a glance how your costs are trending and how much you are projected to spend over a time range you specify. See the documentation for more information.

April 22, 2020

Budget alerts: new budget filters are now available. In addition to project and product filters, you can now scope your budgets and alerts for groups of subaccounts and resource labels. Budget alerts help you stay informed of how your spend is tracking against your budget so you can avoid billing surprises. (Note that these filters are not available in the Budgets API in this release.) See the ⁠documentation for more details.

April 16, 2020

Discount sharing for committed use discounts is now available in beta. With discount sharing enabled, you can apply your purchased commitments across multiple projects within a single Cloud Billing account. Discount sharing helps you minimize the overhead of managing each of your commitments individually and provides increased flexibility so that you can use the compute options that best suit your needs, while also increasing cost predictability.

Cloud Billing console now has a Pricing report, providing a tabular view of the prices of Google’s cloud services SKUs, including Google Cloud, Google Maps Platform, and Google Workspace. You can select to view the SKUs with historical usage on the billing account or all Google Cloud SKUs. If you have a negotiated contract, the pricing table will include the list price, the contract price and the effective discount. You can also download the table to CSV for offline analysis. See the documentation for more details.

March 23, 2020

Billing health checks is now available on your Cloud Billing account Overview page in the Cloud Console. This feature automatically analyzes the health of your Cloud Billing account, then displays the results in a Billing health checks informational card, helping you avoid common billing-related issues and to adopt our best-practice recommendations. In the info card, click View all health checks to view a page with detailed recommendations, explanations, and action items to remedy issues that could jeopardize the safety or condition of your Cloud Billing account.

To see the Billing health checks card, go to the Manage billing accounts page in the Cloud Console and sign in, then select the name of the billing account you want to view. The Billing Overview page is displayed with the BILLING ACCOUNT OVERVIEW tab selected. Look for the card titled Billing health checks.

March 02, 2020

The Cost Table report now includes a nested table view, providing a hierarchical, tree-structured view of your cost data which is helpful when analyzing your billing data online. You can select your grouping options, filter your costs by project, service, and SKU (among other fields), and specify the table columns to be displayed. You can also download the table to CSV for offline analysis. See the documentation for more details.

December 04, 2019

The Cloud Billing reports now support filtering and grouping costs by User Labels. See the documentation for more details. Learn more about User Labels.

December 01, 2019

Starting with your November 2019 invoice, we have removed project-level cost detail from your Google Cloud invoices and statements. If your organization currently processes the invoice CSV and requires project-level cost detail, download the CSV from the Cost Table report and process it in place of the invoice CSV.

November 18, 2019

The Cloud Billing Committed Use Discounts (CUD) Analysis report is now available in GA. View the CUD Analysis report to easily visualize the effectiveness and financial impact of committed use discounts you have purchased. See the documentation for more details. Learn more about Committed Use Discounts.

November 13, 2019

Cloud Billing data export to BigQuery now reports all service usage at an hourly granularity. For each reporting service in the export, this means that the usage_start_time and usage_end_time fields will report hourly data; that is, the usage end time will always be exactly one hour after the start time. This improves the consistency and data accuracy of your reporting data across all GCP services, while also providing support for future billing export changes. See the Cloud Billing BigQuery export schema and documentation for more details.

November 12, 2019

The Cloud Billing Budget API is now available in Beta. With the Budget API, you can view, create, and manage budgets programmatically at scale. Budget alerts help you stay informed of how your spend is tracking against your budget so you can avoid billing surprises. See the documentation for more details.

September 25, 2019

The Cloud Billing reports page now supports URL bookmarking and sharing. As you configure your report by setting filters and groupings, your URL updates to include your selections. You can save your report settings by bookmarking the URL. You can share the report by copying the URL. See the documentation for more details.

August 27, 2019

Set budget alerts on projects and products. New, more granular budget filters are now available, allowing you to scope your budgets and alerts for groups of projects and GCP services. Budget alerts help you stay informed of how your spend is tracking against your budget so you can avoid billing surprises. See the documentation for more details.

August 26, 2019

Billing Navigation—Invoices renamed to Documents: The Invoices page in the GCP Billing Console has been renamed to Documents. Additionally, the page has been refreshed to improve navigation. See the documentation for more details.

August 22, 2019

The Cost Table report is now available in Cloud Billing. Use Cost Table reports to get a tabular view of your invoice costs grouped by project and SKU. You can quickly filter your costs by project, service, and SKU (among other fields), and you can download the table to CSV for offline analysis. See the documentation for more details.

August 12, 2019

The Billing Account Overview page in the GCP Console was redesigned to provide you with an at-a-glance summary of your charges to date, estimated end-of-month charges, and any credit balances. The functionality of the previous overview page, such as viewing the projects linked to a billing account or viewing and updating billing permissions, is now available in the new Account Management page.

  • To see the updated Billing Account Overview page, go to the Google Cloud Platform Console Manage billing accounts page and sign in, then select the name of the billing account you want to view. The Billing Overview page is displayed with the BILLING ACCOUNT OVERVIEW tab selected. (Note that to view an at-a-glance summary of your payments and account balance, select the PAYMENT OVERVIEW tab.)
  • To see the new Account Management page, go to the Google Cloud Platform Console Manage billing accounts page, sign in, and select the name of the billing account you want to view. Then from the Billing menu on the left, click Account management.

June 26, 2019

Complete Billing Record in Reports: Starting with your May 2019 invoice (issued in early June 2019), you can configure your Cloud Billing reports to view your charges by invoice, including invoice-level charges (for example, taxes, contractual credits, or surcharges) and any rounding errors. Use this view to reconcile your Cloud Billing reports to your invoice, to the penny. See the documentation for more details.

Cost Breakdown Reports: Cost Breakdown reports are now available in Cloud Billing. Use Cost Breakdown reports for a quick overview of how usage-based discounts and credits save you money on your GCP invoice. See the documentation for more details.

June 11, 2019

The Cloud Billing Committed Use Discounts (CUD) Analysis report is now available in Beta. View the CUD Analysis report to easily visualize the effectiveness and financial impact of committed use discounts you have purchased. See the documentation for more details. Learn more about Committed Use Discounts.

May 22, 2019

The Cloud Billing reports now support filtering and grouping costs by location, specifically geography (such as Americas), multi-region (such as US), or region (such as us-east1). See the documentation for more details. Learn more about Cloud locations.

April 01, 2019

Cost forecasts in the Cloud Billing reports now includes both your long term cost trend as well as any consistent monthly cycles such as sustained use discounts. Including monthly cycles in your cost forecast makes it easier to see at a glance how how much you are projected to spend by the end of the month. See the documentation for more details.

March 14, 2019

Budget alerts against forecasted costs: You can now configure budget alerts for when your costs are forecasted to exceed your budget. For each budget you have configured, you can set multiple budget alert threshold rules, triggered against either actual costs or forecasted costs, so you can stay informed of how your spend is tracking against your budget and avoid billing surprises. See the documentation for more details.

February 04, 2019

Cloud Billing reports now support detailed credit types in the report settings.

Previously, costs were reported as cost before credits, credits, and cost after credits. The credit amount displayed was a sum of all possible credit types.

With this launch, you can now see what types of credits (discounts, promotions, etc.) comprise the credit amount displayed in the report. In the report settings, you can toggle on and off the different types of credits to customize your report views. See the billing reports documentation for details.

December 13, 2018

Complete Billing Record in Export: Starting with your January 2019 invoice (issued in early February 2019) you can reconcile your Cloud Billing export to BigQuery to your invoice, to the penny. The export now includes a cost_type field to identify regular, tax, adjustment, and rounding error costs. See the documentation and example queries for more details.

Folders in Export: Cloud Billing export to BigQuery now includes the folder(s) and organization (if applicable) that a project belongs to (its project ancestry). This helps you do things like query costs by folder. See the documentation for more details about project.ancestry_numbers.

November 30, 2018

Cloud Billing reports now support a bar chart view. See the billing reports documentation for details.

September 17, 2018

Cloud Billing export to BigQuery now includes additional location and system label fields to let you examine your cost data in more granular detail. Location details allow you to view your costs in each GCP region and zone, where supported by the service. System labels allow you to segment your costs by virtual machine type, number of cores, or amount of RAM. The compute.googleapis.com/machine_spec system label should now be used in place of sku.description to query costs by virtual machine family and geometry. See the documentation for more details about the new fields.

August 06, 2018

A new Cloud Billing IAM permission is now available that gives you finer control over what cost data your users can see. You can now use billing.resourceCosts.get to grant project-specific access to cost data like billing reports. The new permission was added on 08-6, 2018. To give you time to set up your users with the correct permissions, the new permission will not be enforced until 08-20, 2018. See the documentation for more details.

July 09, 2018

Cost forecasts are now available as a GA feature in Cloud Billing reports. Cost forecasts make it easier to see at a glance how your costs are trending and how much you are projected to spend. See the blog and documentation for more details.

May 31, 2018

Cloud Billing export to BigQuery now includes the invoice month (invoice.month) that the cost line item appears on. See the export schema documentation and example queries for more details.

May 22, 2018

Cloud Billing programmatic notifications for budget alerts is now available in GA. You can configure programmatic notifications to receive Cloud Pub/Sub messages about the current status of your budget. See the blog and documentation for more details.

April 24, 2018

Cloud Billing reports are now available in GA. Billing reports let you quickly chart your billing account's cloud spending. See the blog and documentation for more details.

March 30, 2018

Cloud Billing programmatic notifications for budget alerts is now available in Beta. You can configure programmatic notifications to receive Cloud Pub/Sub messages about the current status of your budget. See the documentation for more details.

March 20, 2018

Cloud Billing reports are now available in Beta. Billing reports let you quickly chart your billing account's cloud spending. See the blog and documentation for more details.

February 27, 2018

The Cloud Billing Catalog API is now available in GA. The Catalog API offers programmatic access to pricing metadata on Cloud Platform SKUs. See the blog and documentation for more details.

November 15, 2017

Cloud Billing export to BigQuery is now available in GA. BigQuery billing export regularly publishes new SKU usage and cost data to your BigQuery dataset. You can write SQL queries to understand your spending and use the BigQuery dataset to drive visualization tools like Data Studio. See the blog and documentation for more details.